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... played songs on an accordion all night while the locals sang along to the songs. We then went to Peter's Brauhaus which was filled with people dressed for the carnival. The beer there was amazing. After Peter's we went to the local kebab shop and had a yufkta and the guy actually baked the bread on the spot for us. We split the kebab and went to sleep not long after, ready for another ...
... nice weather as a good excuse to have an ice cream or two as there are lots of shops selling some delicious verities.
After lunch I walked up the river side towards the city centre, this area was very busy with people eating at the outdoor cafes or just relaxing and watching the boats pass by.
The river Rhine is a working river, there is a constant flow of barges and pleasure boats traveling up and down the river, the barges were enormous and ...
... my way onto the subway then onward to the hotel I had booked.
The hotel was a Courtyard by Marriott about 5 miles out of the city but was a nice easy journey. The hotel was very modern and seemed to be near to many modern buildings and big company offices, I was greeted by a concierge who directed me to the check in desk, the lady on reception was really nice and it was a very efficient check in and I was given all ...
... After many hours of wandering around, taking countless photos, my best one is below, and learning about the rich history of the building I immerged back into 2014 and modern day architecture. During the tour one fact I found most interesting is that the cathedral was the only standing building in Cologne after vicious bombings from the allied forced. Overall the cathedral was hit by more than a dozen bombs, but not destroyed and reconstruction was complete by ...
... off some postcards and one package. (Laura keep checking your mail.) This train station is very well laid out and doesn't seem crowded at all. We meander around for a while and then take a walk over to St. Martin's. This church was also built around the 1150's but was pretty much destroyed in the war. They are still rebuilding it. This church is very stark but very bright.
OK enough of being a tourist. Time to go back and write all this stuff up. One nice thing about our ...